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Cuchulainn, great hero of the Ulster cycle of Irish epic mythological literature. Son of the Celtic god Lugh, Cuchulainn was known for his large size and great strength. He had 7 fingers on each hand, 7 toes on each foot, and was capable of superhuman exploits comparable to those of Achilles, the Greek hero. The Cattle Raid of Cooley records his single-handed defense of Ulster against the forces of Queen Mave of Connaught.

See also: Mythology.

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